When you access our websites or use our services, we or our authorized services providers may place small data files on your computer or other device. These data files may be cookies, pixel tags or “flash cookies” (collectively “cookies”). The cookies set may obtain information about you, your computer or device, your use of our website and your general internet usage. These technologies help to make it easier for you to log on and use the websites, to recognize you as a customer, provide feedback to us as to which parts of the website you visit, so we can assess the effectiveness of the site and provide a better, faster, and safer experience, advertising purposes, measure promotional effectiveness, help ensure that your account security is not compromised, mitigate risk and prevent fraud.
The types of cookies that we use generally fall into one of four usage categories:
Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are essential and are required for the operation of our website. They enable you to navigate around the website and use its features. They include, for example, cookies that enable users to log into secure areas of our websites.
These cookies collect information about how you use the website, including which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from certain pages. This assists us to improve the way in which our website works, for example, by ensuring that you can find what you are looking for easily.
These cookies allow a website to remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). They are used to recognize you when you return to our website.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the individual pages visited and the links followed. These cookies are used to tailor marketing to you and your interests. Information collected by tracking cookies is commonly used to target online advertising. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
We may use third parties, such as advertising networks and exchanges, to allow us to serve you advertisements. These third-party ad networks and exchange providers may use third-party cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to collect information about your visit to our site and elsewhere on the Internet. The information that these third parties collect may be used to provide you with more relevant advertising on our sites or elsewhere on the web. Third party cookies are covered by the third-parties’ privacy policies.
(i) Pixel tags, also known as Web Beacons and clear GIFs, may be used in connection with some Services to, among other things, track the actions of website users (such as email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
(iii) Flash Cookies – we may use Adobe Flash and other technologies to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of the Services. If you want to block or control flash cookies, you can adjust your settings.
Cookie management and control
Cookies can normally be disabled or deleted from the cookie folder of your browser. You may be able to configure your browser not to accept cookies, although please note that this may affect your ability to use the services we provide and affect the website’s functionality.